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Earth's Fluid Spheres
Module covering Earth's three fluid spheres: oceans, atmosphere and cryosphere (glaciers). An event seen in each sphere illustrates processes and concepts: El Nino events for oceans; thunderstorm formation for atmosphere; and global temperature change impacts on glaciers. Concepts covered include: properties of air, water, ice as fluids; flow of energy and matter between spheres; short and long-term cycles; and others. Activities include on-line literature research, use of maps and other data sources.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Module / Unit
  • Atmospheric science
  • Cryology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-1346
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: American Geological Institute
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